Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The IAPG section of Mexico

Welcome to the IAPG section of Mexico! 

The section will work under the responsibility of Miguel Rangel Medina, Professor at the Department of Geology of the University of Sonora (Mexico), President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) – Mexico Chapter, and President of the Latin American Association of Hydrogeology for Development (Asociación Latinoamericana de Hidrología Subterránea para el Desarrollo - ALHSUD).

Miguel Rangel Medina

Miguel Rangel Medina is Doctor of Sciences, on groundwater. He received post-graduate diplomas on Meteorology and Climate Prediction at the University of Mississippi, USA (1981), and Irrigation and Drainage at the University of Tsukuba, Japan (1977). Since 1997, he is Professor of Environmental Geology in undergraduate courses and of Hydrogeology in post graduate courses at the Department of Geology of the University of Sonora (Mexico), and Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Group on Water Sciences at the same University.

Miguel Rangel Medina
As a consultant, he has more than forty years of experience in the development of water systems for municipal, industrial, mining, and agriculture purposes. He is Director of the consultant IDEAS, being current hydrogeology specialist and advisor of many international mining and tourism companies, working for national and international governments. He is Director of the Institute for Desert Research and Groundwater S.C. since 2007. He is a National Researcher and Member of the Net of Science and Technology of Water - CONACYT. He is Member of the "Technology Network Intrusion of Coastal Aquifers" (TIAC) and Member of the Group "SeaWater Intrusion Meeting (SWIM)". Moreover, he is President of the Latin American Association of Groundwater Hydrology for Development (ALHSUD), and chief editor of its magazine, and current President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists - Mexico Chapter (2014-2018). He is author of numerous national and international publications in journals, as well as of book chapters.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

IAPG for the Earth Day 2016

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics works for a respectful stewardship of the Earth: our way to take care of future generations (

Earth Day: 22 April 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

IAPGeoethics Newsletter n. 2 - 2016 is out!

The issue #2 - 2016 of the Newsletter of the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics has been released on 14 April 2016.


- Congresses/Meetings (sessions on geoethics at SGI2016, 35th ESC, EGU2016).
- New National Sections (IAPG-Nepal).
- Conferences (Keynote speeches in USA).
- Affiliations/Agreements (IAEG-IAPG).
- News from the world (Cameroon, Peru, Nigeria, DR Congo, Morocco, Colombia).
- From the IAPG Blog (3 new recent articles).

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

IAPG-Cameroon coordinator goes on 

National Television to introduce IAPG and Geoethics

"Monday Show" is a Cameroonian television program broadcast all over the national territory through the Cameroon Radio & Television (CRTV) station at Mballa 2, Yaounde – the capital city of Cameroon. The program takes place live every Mondays, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and it is rebroadcast every Tuesdays between 10:00 am and 11:00 am. The one hour program that is broadcast strictly in English language, seeks to promote and showcase Cameroon’s culture, talents, urban and grassroots development initiatives. The program is usually characterized by musical presentations, discussions with guests of honour, drama, sketches, poetry, etc.
On 28 March 2016, the coordinator of IAPG-Cameroon section, Ndzishepngong Kelvin Ngwang, participated on “Monday Show” as special guest. During his discussion Kelvin introduced the IAPG and its mission, talked about the meaning of geoethics and about a project on climate change for young people co-sponsored by the Captain Planet Foundation and The Pollination project. 
This was the first time such a sensitization on geoethics took place on the State media in Cameroon. The host of "Monday Show" and the Cameroon television viewers were excited to learn about geoethics. It is hoped that from time to time, members of the IAPG-Cameroon will dedicate time to share information about geoethics and IAPG activities to the general public.
This activity goes a long way to promote geoethics in Cameroon; but it is necessary for improving the relationship between the scientific community, the mass media and the public: this is one of the goals of geoethics and the IAPG..

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Lecture on Geoethics at the Cairo University

IAPG-Egypt (coordinator: Kholoud Mohamed Abdelmaksoud) organizes a Lecture on Geoethics for geology students at the Faculty of Science of the Cairo University on Saturday 9 April 2016, Hall 21 - Geology Department, from 13:00 to 14:00.
The lecture is focused on what is geoethics and the IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoetics.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

has become 
the section "Geoethics, Geological Culture and Society" 
of the SGP - Peruvian Geological Society

The creation of the specialized section "Geoethics, Geological Culture and Society (SEGCGS)" of the SGP - Peruvian Geological Society will be formalized on 6 April 2016, at the auditorium of the SGP. 
The specialized section was officially approved on 6 March 2016 by the Commission for Scientific and Academic Activities of the SGP.
This section is a joint initiative SGP-IAPG. SGP-SEGCGS is the Peruvian section of the IAPG. 
SGP-SEGCGS/IAPG-Peru will start its activities with a presentation titled "Geoethics: the importance of democratizing the geosciences in Peru" by Juan Carlos Alejandro Piscoya Quevedo, Planning and Outreach Coordinator of IAPG-Peru. 
The specialized section on geoethics is the result of the 1st Colloquium on Geoethics in Peru organized by SGP and IAPG-Peru, held on 12 October 2015, in which Silvia Peppoloni (IAPG Secretary General) and Giuseppe Di Capua (IAPG Treasurer) gave speeches about geoethics and the IAPG network, and of the SGP meeting that took place on 29 January 2016. 
Congratulations to Sandra Villacorta, coordinator of IAPG-Peru, and to Eng. Carlos Monges Reyes, President of the SGP, for this important achievement.

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